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2nd Grade Overview

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Second Grade Overview

 

Big Question: How can I make a difference in my community and my world?

 

Core Classes

  • Social Studies: Second graders focus on the question of what role can they play in the community. Through daily lessons, field trips, and service learning, they come to understand how a second grader can be involved, participate, and be an active member of the community. More...

 

  • Language Arts: Students begin the year with an in-depth study of artist and children’s book author, Tomie dePaola. Through his four-part book series, students will learn about the author's life growing up as a young boy and will then create their own autobiographies. Second graders also examine folklore written by Tomie dePaola and have an opportunity to create their own legends using the author's writing style as their inspiration. More...

 

  • Math: Second graders become mathematical problem solvers who can recognize and solve problems readily. Problem solving involves applying skills, experiences, and understanding to resolve new or perplexing situations. More...

 

  • Science: Questions naturally arise from experience with the world around us. Inquiry-based science study enables children to realize they can raise and answer questions themselves. Second graders are actively engaged through hands-on and observational experiences in Science. More...

 

 

Enrichment Classes

  • Spanish: Spanish is introduced to students in second grade through music, games, and interactive learning. More...

 

  • Music:  Second graders learn how to play the recorder while learning the music alphabet... More...

 

  • Visual Arts: The second grade Art curriculum focuses on helping students develop basic art skills, techniques, and terminology. More...

 

  • Dance: Each trimester your child will learn about the elements of dance, principles of choreography and dance vocabulary through creative movement and improvisation.  More...

 

  • Life Sports: Life Sports teaches the value of healthy living and the fun of physical activity in everyday life. More...

 

  • Service Learning: Second graders become contributing members of the community through service.  They learn the importance of being compassionate, responsible individuals. They are able to build on those character traits through monthly Service Learning trips into the community. More...

 

  • Life Skills:   Life Skills is an enrichment course that covers real-life topics that are age-appropriate and prepares students on how to handle themselves during challenging situations that may occur on a day-to-day basis.  More...

 

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